So 2018 is soon approaching and I have started to look back for this year. I feel I have some things good and of course some things not so good. It was almost a solid year of lessons on italki but the last quarter everything has been in a midst of change.
Due to various reasons I lost both my teachers that I was with all year. One teacher was possibly classified as the formal korean type of teacher and the other did her classes in 100% korean. I also made a major change in jobs in August and am still adjusting to this multi-billion dollar company I now work for but I feel it’s been a change well worth going through this.
I have been ‘testing’ out some new italki teachers and possibly have 2 ‘replacements’. One italki teacher is from Seoul area and has been teaching for a long time on italki. The other is a younger teacher of Korean who started early last year on italki and I am trying out a couple of more lessons with her to make sure we can make it all the way through 2018 together but have a feeling she is good.
During trial lessons I again went through finding some teachers who start at the very top of the ‘formal’ level of korean which I find quickly turns my brain to mush and had some teachers not show up for scheduled class. I want to make 2018 better than 2017 and finding teachers who are both serious and effective no matter what medium of teaching you are talking about… hard.
I have noticed that one bench mark I have been using as I try out these teachers is always in the back of my mind while class is going on and that is my experience with talktomeinkorean.com. I find that this fantastic website is where I have learned so much and is such a standard when I compare other material against it.
I wish to make 2018 progress much more than I was able to in 2017. Here’s to a new year of korean language learning!